The detrimental impact of Chinese DWF on the environment

The detrimental impact of Chinese DWF on the environment Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Download the complete report THE ILLEGAL CHINESE FISHING FLEETS REPORT With the local and domestic marine life depleted, many of the industrialized nations such as China are looking towards foreign waters to meet the need for seafood. This had led to the exploitation of less industrialized and under-developed nations, especially in Africa and Latin America. Not only are these distant water fishing fleets competing with the local fishermen but also are responsible for overfishing and extraction of unsustainable amounts of seafood through illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU)…

Impacts of Chinese DWF on Latin America

Impacts of Chinese DWF on Latin America Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Download the complete report THE ILLEGAL CHINESE FISHING FLEETS REPORT From the waters of Japan, and South Korea in the east to those of Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina in the west through the African continent, Chinese fishing vessels have posed a serious threat to the marine environment across the globe. Catching somewhere between 50-70% of the world’s total squids, the methods and activities of Chinese DWF vessels are highly suspicious as well as controversial. Despite a distance of 19,000 km from western south America and 22,000 km from the…

Are Canada’s elections free and fair?

Are Canada’s elections free and fair? Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com There have been numerous recent reports of Chinese meddling in the Canadian elections. Wei Chengyi, a businessman and prominent member of the Chinese community in Toronto, is allegedly China’s go-to man in Canada if these stories are to be believed. He is the focus of inquiries into China’s political meddling in Canada’s elections, and he is accused of acting as the Chinese Consulate’s agent while transferring money to 11 federal candidates in Canada. Wei however has denied all the allegations and called the reports fabricated. Let us understand the case…

New exposé on the Chinese police stations around the world

New exposé on the Chinese police stations around the world Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Ij-Reportika published the addresses of the Chinese police stations present in various parts of the world in our report China opening Chinese Police Stations outside its territory. The report became a talking point on social media and even in the parliaments of various countries. The report was shared by various prominent media portals with a global presence. Many countries have started probes against Chinese police stations. This includes: Austria Canada Chile Czech Republic Germany Ireland Italy Nigeria Portugal Spain Sweden The Netherlands United Kingdom United States…

Asia Fact Check Lab: Did NATO donate HIV-infected blood to Ukraine?

Asia Fact Check Lab: Did NATO donate HIV-infected blood to Ukraine? Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com During the past two weeks, a conspiracy theory alleging that NATO members had donated HIV and hepatitis-infected blood to Ukraine was originally posted and spread on Weibo by “Guyan Muchan,” an influential account with more than 6 million followers.  Asia Fact Check Lab (AFCL) tracked down and confirmed the pro-Putin Telegram channel Breaking Mash as the disinformation’s source. Further inquiries by the Ukraine-based fact-checking organization StopFake caused the Ukrainian government to release a formal statement debunking the disinformation.  On Nov. 3, Guyan Muchan, a widely…

China uses carrots and sticks to boost Uyghur-Han intermarriage-report

China uses carrots and sticks to boost Uyghur-Han intermarriage-report Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com China mixes financial, education and career incentives with coercive measures such as threats to families under state policies to promote intermarriage between majority Han Chinese and ethnic minority Uyghurs in the restive Xinjiang region, a new report by a Uyghur rights group has found. The Uyghur Human Rights Project analyzed Chinese state media, policy documents, government sanctioned marriage testimonials, as well as accounts from women in the Uyghur diaspora, that government incentivizes and coercion to boost interethnic marriages has increased since 2014. “The Chinese Party-State is actively…

North Korean censors destroy more than half of soldiers’ Mother’s Day letters

North Korean censors destroy more than half of soldiers’ Mother’s Day letters Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com North Korea’s military ordered soldiers to write letters to their mothers ahead of the country’s Mother’s Day, which was on Wednesday, but military censors destroyed more than half of them for ideological reasons, sources in the country told Radio Free Asia. To make matters worse, the censors even used the contents of some letters to identify and punish problematic soldiers, sources said. “The letters from soldiers of each unit … are opened before they arrive at the regimental postal office, and the ones that…

“The results may be unpredictable”, said Xi schooling Trudeau over media leaks

“The results may be unpredictable”, said Xi schooling Trudeau over media leaks Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Chinese leader Xi Jinping schooled Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit on Wednesday over leaks about their one-on-one meeting, according to a video of the incident. The encounter was apparently sparked after Reuters quoted Canadian government sources as saying that Trudeau had held a side meeting with Xi on Tuesday, their first in more than three years. During it, Trudeau reportedly expressed concerns about Chinese interference in Canadian elections. “Everything we’ve discussed has been leaked to…

Well-heeled Chinese plan to flee amid COVID lockdowns, economic shift

Well-heeled Chinese plan to flee amid COVID lockdowns, economic shift Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com A growing share of wealthy and middle class Chinese are making plans to leave the country, citing the government’s stringent zero-COVID policies and a perceived return to the planned economy of the Mao era under leader Xi Jinping, according to online data and Chinese nationals with experience of the phenomenon. The WeChat Index, which publishes search statistics from the social media giant, on Thursday showed around 38.3 million searches using the keyword “emigration.”  While the #emigration hashtag wasn’t blocked on Weibo on Thursday, the number of…

Uyghur Canadian leaders urge Trudeau to acknowledge ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang

Uyghur Canadian leaders urge Trudeau to acknowledge ‘genocide’ in Xinjiang Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Uyghur community leaders in Canada asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau why his administration has not followed Canada’s parliament in recognizing the situation in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as genocide. Trudeau met with about 10 community leaders on Monday in Montreal to discuss a wide range of topics related to Xinjiang, including the possibility of banning imports of products produced by forced labor.  “He said he was aware of it and looking into it. He said Canada was considering banning forced labor products coming into Canada,”…

Cambodia’s publicity shy king forced into center of political fracas

Cambodia’s publicity shy king forced into center of political fracas Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com As he approaches two decades on a powerless throne, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni has found himself caught in a political fight between the country’s long-time strongman and a former opposition leader forced into exile. The dispute, which began with a public mudslinging between Prime Minister Hun Sen and his political nemesis, Sam Rainsy, over who had betrayed the nation, has put a spotlight on the European-educated former dance instructor, who as king has preferred to remain in the shadows.   “I believe that King Norodom Sihamoni did…

Interview: “Freedom and democracy won’t come without effort”

Interview: “Freedom and democracy won’t come without effort” Investigative Journalism at Ij-Reportika.com Vietnamese lawyer Ngo Anh Tuan spoke to RFA about a Nov. 1 meeting with U.S. officials in the run-up to the 26th U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue.  On Nov. 1, Vietnamese rights lawyer Ngo Anh Tuan attended a meeting between representatives from the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and family members of several jailed political dissidents at the eve of the 26th U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue held on Nov. 2. Radio Free Asia spoke to him about the…